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Live preview for font-size changes.

Jul 23, 2012 11:37 AM

This is something that has drove me crazy for a long time.

 

When I have a text layer selected (and then chose the font-size selector), I cannot use the scroll wheel (or the arrow keys for that matter) to change the font-size the way I do for the rest of text properties (let's say the font-family). In this particular case I have to click the font-size box in order to be able to manipulate it, and even so, there is not live-preview when the value changes, I have to press enter for it to take effect.

 

Any thoughts?

 
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:40 AM   in reply to Jobsmxli

    I don't see that problem in CS6 on OS X 10.6.8.

     

    What version of Ps and what OS are you using?

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:50 AM   in reply to Jobsmxli

    I'm not at my CS6 machine right now, but I see what you mean using CS5.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:55 AM   in reply to charles badland

    No problem in CS5.1 on OS X 10.6.8, either.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:01 PM   in reply to conroy

    You are seeing a live font size change in CS5? as you scroll input point size?

    I'm not.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:05 PM   in reply to conroy

    Hm...  It may be a Windows-only thing, assuming Conroy is accurately reproducing the situation.

     

    Changing the font size field in the options area or Character panel does not change the font size in real time on my Photoshop CS6 Windows 7 setup.  I don't believe changing the font size has ever worked in real time for me in past versions either.

     

    Some people use the Transform function to size text interactively.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:06 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Windows?

    ¿Que es Windows?

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:25 PM   in reply to charles badland

    Trick question?  The 800 lb gorilla in the room? 

     

    800lb.jpg

     

    I take it you're on Mac.  Then it's probably not a Windows-only thing.  Good.  I was hoping not to find something the Mac actually did better. 

     

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    Jul 23, 2012 12:11 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Noel Carboni wrote:

     

    It may be a Windows-only thing, assuming Conroy is accurately reproducing the problem.

     

     

     

    There's no problem on my Mac - there is interactive feedback.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:14 PM   in reply to conroy

    Conroy,

    As you scroll input point size (or arrows keys), you see a live change AS you input (not scrubby input).

    I think that is the OP's question.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:17 PM   in reply to charles badland

    I've just discovered that the size change IS interactive if I select the text first.

     

    It's just not interactive for me if, with a Text layer selected, I click on the T (Horizontal Text Tool) then proceed to change the size field.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:20 PM   in reply to charles badland

    charles badland wrote:

     

    Conroy,

    As you scroll input point size (or arrows keys), you see a live change AS you input (not scrubby input).

    I think that is the OP's question.

     

    Yes!

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:22 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Good call Noel. I bet that is the confusion.

    You can see live preview as you change font family or style without text selected, but point size need to be selected.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:22 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    That's right, you have to highlight the characters that are to be affected. That seems perfectly logical to me.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:27 PM   in reply to conroy

    It seems logical, yes, but without the text selected it's quite trivial to scroll through the font faces, for example, and see the changes in real time.

     

    It really should work consistently, and without the need for a highlight, which makes it more difficult to see how it's really going to look.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:26 PM   in reply to conroy

    But it does not seem consistent with font family change preview. If you change font family it previews with no text being highlighted.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:53 PM   in reply to charles badland

    To all in this thread:

     

    Sorry! I didn't realise that font family can be changed without highlighting the characters.

     

    So, yes, I agree that there is yet another inconsistency in Ps.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:54 PM   in reply to Jobsmxli

    Not so much a glitch as an inconsistency...

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:54 PM   in reply to Jobsmxli

    CS6 seems to be the same as CS5.1 in this regard.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 1:13 PM   in reply to Jobsmxli

    In cs5 windows  i have no problems changing the font using arrows or the scroll wheel.

    You should be able to just click inside the font box to highlight the text or click on the dropdown for the menu and then the font list will scroll.

     

    Untitled-2.png

     

     

    Unless i know the particular font i want, i double click on the text layer or highlight the text on the document so you don't waste a bunch of history states making your changes to the text

    and also all the other text adjustments work in real time like tracking.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 1:32 PM   in reply to Jobsmxli

    Okay yeah the font size works different on windows. In that case you could use the scrubby slider and when you release the mouse the size should update on the screen.

    I guess i'm just use to highlighting the text on the screen or double clicking the text layer to make changes so everything works in real time.

     
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    Jul 23, 2012 6:32 PM   in reply to R_Kelly

    R_Kelly wrote:

     

    Okay yeah the font size works different on windows.

     

    Apparently not from what the others have said. 

     

    • The key difference in whether the size changes in real-time is whether one has selected the characters or not. 
    • The inconsistency is that the size and face fields dont work the same way.

     

    -Noel

     
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